Ages K-12 were invited to the Yates Community Center to explore local wildlife through paper.  The students were asked to reflect on the animals they see and enjoy around the Finger Lakes.  After choosing their favorite, they began using scissors, markers or whatever supplies were lying around to start creating a creative replica.  Materials were sourced from local businesses, old cereal boxes, and recycled paper.  Students were open to craft in whatever style they pleased.


    Once settling on a design, the students began translating the 2D drawings into 3D models.  They were challenged to visualize the paper in 3D with source images, glue, and cardboard.  Paint was then introduced to liven up their beautiful, animal models. Later, the Intro to Agriculture class at the Penn Yan Academy began translating similar designs into small metal sculptures.


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IDEA Collective is a portable metalworking classroom that encourages interconnectivity between grades by hosting collaborative art projects.  IDEA promotes hands-on learning, teamwork, and sustainability.


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